The ending part was somewhat absurd, making the film a kind of black comedy, which disappointed me very much and actually made me laugh hard out of ridicule.
Whoa! This is some hard-hitting noir-East stuff, no punches pulled. Other comments advising of adult-content and disturbing scenes weren't understating things, too. Definitely one to check out after the kiddies have gone to bed or once you've gotten off the GO train. Very cool.
Interesting and well done. Warning for those watching with young children. It has X Rated scenes and what might be scary to children scenes (smiles)
beautifully filmed drama about a young nanny's brief unfortunate employment in a Korean household of a 0.1-percenter, consisted of an attractive and ultra rich husband, his very pregnant wife, an innocent daughter, a plotting mother-in-law and an older housekeeper/cook.
South Korea has been producing some really good creative movies recently. The Housemaid is in this vein, and is a beautiful, highly stylized drama/"sex thriller". Many of the scenes were captivating and told as much about the emotion and drama going on as the script and the acting, which were both very good. The key fault, however, is that the ending did not make sense. The previous scenes and story did not naturally lead to that choice of an ending. It felt like the director copped out and went with a more dramatic, and in fact way over-the-top, ending for the sake of selling the movie. Otherwise, this would have been a great movie that tells much about class, money, sex, and depth of human failings.
Interesting story and execution. Deft exploration of class, wealth, gender and sexual politics. The surreal coda at the end is fun to interpret.
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